Hello everyone it was a rainy day yesterday, but we do need the rain in Northern Jersey.  The pups were not thrilled.  No rolling in and chasing leaves in their large puppy run.  This is a HUGE thing for Peanut and Reese, they love it!  Today is nice and sunny so they can have their play time.

You may remember this snippet in my last post and I teased about making a change to a table in the kitchen.  Well, I am here today to show and let you know what I did.


This table is beside the kitchen table in our eating area and is open to the Great room. I felt they needed to feel connected, so, I transformed this table I did years ago in ivory with glaze to age.


Since the Great room has many black accents, I decided to paint this piece using ASCP in Graphite. 

John purchased a Wagner paint sprayer and thought he would spray this for me.  A big help, and it turned out great, don’t you think?



After this coat dried for a couple of days I decided to take this one step further.  I used the color French Linen in ASCP and watered it down.  I wanted to add a layer to help with the aging effect.


Once this was dry for another day the waxing began.  I have finally gotten the groove of waxing.  Reading many tutorials I think I learned the secret, patience.  Apply a good coat of clear wax first and rub the clear wax into the paint well.




Pictures above with the wash and clear wax

Once the clear wax was dry, I began applying the dark wax and WOW the transformation really came out.  I made sure I applied a generous amount of dark wax to the details, I really wanted these to pop.  I also applied wax to the grooves really well and then rubbed this into the paint until I achieved the look I wanted and did I, YES I did, I LOVE the way this piece turned out!





Close up of details with dark wax

It works beautifully with the other room and it works much better with the kitchen as a whole.  I also think it makes the table appear more grand. 

It adds so much to my simple fall touches.  What do you think?



The vignette in its spot.  I hope you enjoyed seeing this transformation.  Enjoy the end of your week.

I’m Linking to:


Finding Silver Pennies

Dwellings the Heart to Your Home


Confessions of a Plate Addict

The Dedicated House

Ivy and Elephants

Diy by Design

From My Front Porch to Yours

Northern Nesting

Stacey Embracing Change


Rooted in Thyme